Author Archive for Jonathan VanderEls

Teachers as Expert Trainers

This past August I had the opportunity to participate in an incredibly effective model of professional development hosted by our school district. It consisted of workshops and presentations from national, state, and local experts focused on various topics related to…

Taking PLC Work to the Next Level

Five years ago, our school undertook the monumental challenge of dedicating ourselves to a system which placed “Learning for All” at the forefront of our work.  Donna Johnson, our assistant principal and special education coordinator, and I recognized from the…